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Sylvester Stallone Isn’t Sure He’ll Return For Tulsa King Season 2

Despite already getting strong performances for his work in the show, Sylvester Stallone isn’t sure whether he will return for a potential Tulsa King season 2. Premiered on November 13, the new Paramount+ series follows the Rocky star as a New York Mafia capo who, after serving 25 years in prison, is sent to the unlikeliest of places – Tulsa, Oklahoma – to build an entirely new criminal enterprise from scratch. Created by Yellowstone’s Taylor Sheridan with The Sopranos alum Terence Winter acting as showrunner, Tulsa King surely has a bright future ahead of it, however, it’s unclear if its lead star, Stallone, is committed long-term.

During a recent interview with Variety, Stallone cast some doubt on returning for a possible Tulsa King season 2, which hasn’t officially been renewed by Paramount+. Stallone, who is leading his first scripted television show with the crime thriller, was surprised by how time-consuming TV is compared to making movies and isn’t sure whether he wants to commit to more seasons of the mafia series. Read what Stallone said below:

It’s beyond tough. I can’t believe some people have done this for four, five or six seasons. It’s brutal, compared to filmmaking. I’ll never say, “This is a hard shoot” again on a feature. It’s a vacation compared to this! It really is… Can they shoot it in my home in Palm Beach? That’d be nice. I talked to my wife about it. If she comes along with the kids to the set to visit, perhaps. But it’s a big decision, it really is.

Related: Is Tulsa King Based On A True Story?

More Movie Stars Are Taking TV Roles

First Look At Sylvester Stallone in Tulsa King

During the 1970s, Stallone guest-starred on television shows like Police Story and Kojak and more recently, This Is Us. However, he has never undertaken a leading role in a scripted television series during his 50-year acting career before Tulsa King. Stallone’s recent pivot from blockbuster filmmaking to television actually represents a larger trend in Hollywood of movie stars taking on more and more TV roles in recent years.

Other big-screen talents are turning to TV and seeing some of the best results of their careers. Jeremy Renner recently made the jump to the small screen in Mayor Of Kingstown, another Paramount+ series created by Taylor Sheridan, with the creator having also drawn Kevin Costner to the small screen for the mammoth Yellowstone franchise. Michael Keaton starred in Hulu’s Dopesick and won an Emmy Award for his performance, while Jeff Bridges recently starred in Hulu’s The Old Man, Jeff Daniels returned to TV in Showtime’s American Rust. Nicole Kidman has become the queen of television with roles in HBO’s Big Little Lies, The Undoing, and Hulu’s Nine Perfect Strangers.

With streaming starting a new golden age of television, more and more movie stars feel comfortable transitioning to the small screen. There was once a major gap between TV and feature films, which was viewed as more prestigious compared to television, which had the reputation of being a lesser form of entertainment. Now, that stigma is gone as there is almost no discernible difference in quality between feature film and premium television, which is why Stallone found the production of the 10-episode Tulsa King more much taxing than a two-hour feature film.

More: Are Yellowstone & Tulsa King In The Same Universe?Source: Variety

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‘I am officially off the market’: When Margot Robbie revealed she made the ‘conscious’ decision of not dating actors

Margot Robbie revealed her decision to not date actors because of the media scrutiny that came with a public relationship of two high-profile actors
Back in 2015, A-lister Margot Robbie made a declaration that she would not be dating any actors. The actress may have alluded to her fiance Tom Ackerley, who she married the following year in 2016. In an exclusive interview with Marie Claire, she revealed that being in a relationship as an actor herself came with its own set of challenges. She believed that dating someone who was popular would add on to the media scrutiny.

Margot Robbie opened up on why she made a conscious decision to not date actorsTalking to Marie Claire, she claimed, “I am officially off the market.” She then shared the reasoning behind her decision and added, “I made a conscious decision not to date actors.” She continued to explain, “But not because I hate actors. That’s a nasty generalization to make, and that’s not the case. People take such an interest in your love life when you have a profile, it puts a lot of stress on a relationship.”
The Barbie actress continued, “So two people with profiles, I figure it’s just double the amount of scrutiny, and I’d like to avoid that at all costs.” This came after reports of her locking lips with Tarzan co-star Alexander Skarsgard started making rounds. It was reported that she was caught kissing the actor during the Sundance Film Festival.

Margot Robbie revealed she opted for a minimal lifestyle even after becoming an actorIn the interview, Robbie also opened up about how she was adapting to fame. She shared, “I have a normal 24-year-old life. If I were a waitress, I’d probably have the exact same lifestyle. I’d go to the same clubs I go to already, live in the same house with the same housemates, hang out with the same people.”
However, Margot Robbie tied the knot with Tom Ackerley who is an English producer and actor. The duo met on the sets of 2013 movie Suite Francaise where Tom was working as an assistant director. Post marriage, both of them launched their production company LuckyChap Entertainment.

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Monica Bellucci and Tin Burton at lunch in the restaurant in Selci Lama

For All Saints’ Day, the Hollywood star from Tiferno returned to his native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and then visit his parentsOn the occasion of the All Saints’ Day celebrations, the Hollywood star of Tiferno origin, Monica Bellucci, returned to her native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and to visit her father Pasquale and her mother Brunella.Flanked by her current partner Tim Burton, she went to lunch, together with about twenty old friends, at the Osteria del Musicista, which has always been her favorite restaurant, in Selci Lama.Menu dedicated to typical dishes of the area, which includes an appetizer with breadsticks lined with coppa, duck in porchetta and grilled pork livers, polenta with wild boar sauce accompanied by the very typical cappelletti in broth.To conclude, a dessert based on fried “ciaccia” with Nutella and roasted chestnuts.
Having paid the bill and greeted the restaurant owner and lifelong friend, Roberto Polchi, Monica brought home cappelletti and broth for a family dinner.

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‘Rocky’ Was Quite Different In His Original Screenplay, Sylvester Stallone Claims

Sylvester Stallone took his friend’s advice on a rewrite of the original screenplay to Rocky. A few tweaks later, he was on his way to major success.
In the new Netflix documentary Sly, Stallone discussed how he initially conceived of the project, which had a much harder edge. In the early version, Rocky was depicted as a “thuggish” character, inspired by Martin Scorsese’s crime drama, Mean Streets.

But Stallone’s perspective changed when a friend read the script and thought the boxer was too cruel for audiences to actually care about him.
Stallone recalled her crying.

“She goes, ‘I hate Rocky. I hate him. He’s cruel. He hits people. He beats them up.’”
Stallone took it to heart, and asked what he could do to soften the character.

“I said, ‘what if you stop short of it?’ Like, maybe he almost did. He could have, that’s his job, but he doesn’t?’ ‘That’d be nice,’” he added. “I said, ‘What if he had a girlfriend or something?’ ‘Yeah, that’s nice.’ So I go back, start writing that: ‘Girlfriend. Nice.’”
$117 million in box office later, a franchise was born.

Stallone also revealed that actor Dolph Lundgren sent him to the hospital during one fight scene in Rocky IV.
“Dolph Lundgren… he pulverized me,” Stallone says in the documentary. “Later that night, my heart started to swell—which happens when the heart hits the chest—and then my blood pressure went up to 260, and they thought I was going to be talking to angels. Next thing I know, I’m in intensive care, where I’m surrounded by nuns, and I thought, ‘OK, that’s curtains.’”
Stallone was in the hospital for nine days following the incident, praying for “one more round.”
“For the first minute of the fight, it is going to be a free-for-all,” Stallone told Lundgren. The Swedish actor joked in a separate interview that all he did was “obey orders,” explaining, “[Stallone] was the boss. I did what he told me.”
Doctors allegedly told Stallone that he received a blow to the ribs that made his heart rattle around in his ribcage, a condition typically seen in head-on collisions. “I did hit a bus, of sorts,” Stallone joked.

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